Since 2006 people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), and MOG antibody disease (MOGAD) living in the Hunter New England region have been supported by the John Hunter Hospital MS service: an outpatient clinic based on a model of self-management, regular and routine MS specialist review, emergency department and inpatient avoidance and early access to therapy to improve life quality and minimise disability accrual.
Neurological care is provided in an outpatient-based model of care, aligned with the globally recognised standard of care, MS Brain Health. The key aspects of the MS care pathway are early referral and diagnosis, timely treatment commencement, timely review of new symptoms and routine, ongoing review.
The purpose of this page is to support people living with neuroimmunological disease (MS, MOGAD and NMOSD), with information and tools to promote self management. It is also to link the medical community with people with MS (PwMS), to improve communication and facilitate a person-focused service. Finally, it is an opportunity to link those with an interest to work or study in this field with infrastructure and the expertise and support of both the PwMS and the MS team.
If in doubt, call us...not sure if your new symptom is something to worry about? Call us. Want to discuss family planning and MS? Call us. It's better to call for advice. If you don't want to call, then maybe email instead.
- Telephone: 02 4921 3540
- Fax: 02 49236571
- Email: email@example.com
How our understanding about multiple sclerosis has changed over the last 30 years presented by Jeannette Lechner-Scott at ANZAN 2023 - credit to ANZAN for the video https://www.anzan.org.au/